Friday, December 02, 2005

Lord of the Chives

Bean Sprout's gone all elfy on us. Prancing around, speaking runishly, falling in love with Liv Tyler.
That wreath on his head is made from tied-together sprigs of garlic chives, the flat, ribbonlike Asian chives (unlike domestic chives, which are thin, hollow spikes).
I have to say I've grown tired of the flavor of garlic chives. When I cut them from the plant on the patio, they smell a little garbagey. Cooking helps with the taste, but they lack a crisp, snappy green oniony touch.
On the other hand, they are easy to grow (my plant is several years old) and the strands are flexible, which can lend to creative tying functions .
Now that the tomatoes are gone, I've got a spare pot. I think I'll get a new chive plant.
I wonder if I could get Legolas to come over and help me pot it.


Monkey Gland said...

Need some digging done? Get a dwarf, know where you stand with a dwarf!

Greg said...

Your doggie can ward off vampires with those garlic chives. Dogs are wonderful.

cookiecrumb said...

Yeah, Greg. I collect doggies! I'm a serial dogamist.
MG: What about the Human Gnome Project? Would that work?

melissa said...

Ah, that makes my day! So cute and tasty looking.

Monkey Gland said...

Hmm, gnomes are tricky, I'd rather some stout booted bearded folk in my bikers, but with less whisky and criminal tendencies.

cookiecrumb said...

And quite a bit shorter.

farmgirl said...

Just doing a little WHB hopping. Forget India, I wanted to see Bean Sprout first! : )

cookiecrumb said...

Kalyn rocks, eh, FG?

Paz said...

Bean Sprout makes an adorable model! Love it!

Thanks for the tip on what to do with the leftover herbs.